Chinese music stars who deceased at age 40

Here are 4 famous musicians from China died at 40:

Bu Wancang

Bu Wancang (April 5, 2015 Anhui-April 5, 1974 Hong Kong) otherwise known as Richard Poh, Wancang Bu or Baak Maan Chong was a Chinese screenwriter, film director, cinematographer and actor.

Bu Wancang was an important figure in the Golden Age of Hong Kong cinema, having contributed a great deal to the development of the industry in the 1940s and 1950s. He directed more than 80 films, and his work included a wide range of genres, from historical epics to martial arts films. Bu also wrote dozens of screenplays and served as a cinematographer on some of his own films. In addition to his contributions to the film industry, Bu was also an accomplished actor, appearing in several of his own films as well as others. Despite passing away at the relatively young age of 59, Bu Wancang left an indelible mark on Chinese cinema and is remembered as one of the pioneers of the Hong Kong film industry.

He died as a result of stroke.

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Yao Defen

Yao Defen (July 15, 1972 Shucheng County-November 13, 2012) was a Chinese personality.

Yao Defen was widely known for her extraordinary height, measuring over 7 feet 8 inches (2.36 meters), making her one of the tallest women in the world. She suffered from gigantism, a rare condition caused by an overproduction of growth hormone, which resulted in her remarkable height. Despite her height, Yao Defen had multiple health issues and was wheelchair-bound for most of her life. She was featured in several documentaries and television shows, including the Guinness World Record series. Yao Defen passed away at the age of 40 due to an unspecified illness.

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Anita Mui

Anita Mui (October 10, 1963 Hong Kong-December 30, 2003 Hong Kong) otherwise known as 梅豔芳, 梅艷芳, ±öÆAªÚ, 梅艳芳, Mei Yan Fang, Yan-Fang Mei, Yim-Fong Mui, Mei Yan-Fang, Anita Mui Yim-Fong, Mui Yim-Fong, Madonna of Asia, Méi Yànfāng, Ah Mui, Mui Je or Karen Ho was a Chinese singer and actor.

Her most recognized albums: , With, I'm So Happy, 夢裡共醉, 梅艷芳, , 女人花, , and .

She died as a result of cervical cancer.

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Xian Xinghai

Xian Xinghai (June 13, 1905 Macau-October 30, 1945 Moscow) was a Chinese composer.

Xian Xinghai was born in Macau and grew up in a poor family. He showed his musical talent at a young age and began his formal training at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Later, he received a scholarship to study in Paris, where he was exposed to many Western music genres.

Upon returning to China, Xian Xinghai was committed to creating a new style of music that reflected the struggles and realities of the Chinese people. He composed works that were inspired by folk music and themes related to Chinese communist struggles. His best-known work is the "Yellow River Cantata," which has become a symbol of Chinese national pride.

Tragically, Xian Xinghai died of tuberculosis at the young age of 40 in Moscow, where he had sought medical treatment. Despite his short life, he made significant contributions to Chinese music and is remembered as one of China's most important composers.

He died in tuberculosis.

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